Create an Edible Balcony Garden Right Now
Limited space should not prevent gardening enthusiasts from doing what they love to do. A balcony garden is a solution for a dense city. You can make the most out of tiny space. Even better, grow your very own edible garden right in the balcony. It will be your oasis and also something to add to your kitchen table. Here are some tips on how you can set it up.
- Weight and Wind
Pay attention to the balcony strength to hold your garden. That is why light plastic pot with tiny herbs such as mint, thyme, rosemary and parsley are just perfect. Put heavy containers near the wall where the support system is located.
It gets pretty windy up on the balcony, so net and reed screens are excellent to filter the wind. The higher your balcony, the weather gets drier. So, make sure to water your garden in the balcony more often.
- Sunlight Exposure
Make sure your plant has enough sunlight, depending on the position of your balcony garden. A shady balcony garden is perfect for growing carrots, strawberries, and kale. For sunny balcony, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, chilies, are just some plants that you can grow. The key is to know where to put each plant by their response to natural light.
- Vertical plants
Since you likely don’t have much space in the balcony, try vertical gardening. You can hang some container, wooden stairs or place vertical trellises. Some vines such as beans or cucumbers can go up trellises and make shade when you need it. Modular planter is a great solution to stacking them neatly and make more room for plants.
Indulge yourself by picking vegetables and other edible plants right from the balcony. If there is only the balcony to support your gardening desire, these tips can be just what you need to make your very own edible balcony garden.